• March 31 Book Club - One hundred years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez: On March 31 we had our sixth Yale Club of France Book Club session. We discussed "One hundred years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez We had a rich discussion of this book!
  • March 20 Walking tour - The Two Islands: Yale Club of France joined Brad Newfield, a French-American guide for Paris Walks. This time we explored the Two Islands. We discovered the heart of Paris along the Seine and explore 2000 years of its history on Ile de la Cité and Ile St. Louis. We hear the colorful stories of the aristocrats who first settled Ile St. Louis and built their extravagant mansions and discover the bohemian lives of artists, writers, and composers (Camille Claudel, Hemingway, Baudelaire, Chopin etc.) who also frequented the island and gave it its unique character. On the Ile de la Cité, we saw the impressive outside architecture of Notre Dame, and follow its rebuilding after the tragic fire of 2019.
    Brad Newfield, a former Angelino who has lived in Paris since 1994, has a Ph.D in History from UCLA, lectured in History and Communication Studies, and develops walking tours on historical themes in Paris, in order to bring together the city's past and present in untraditional ways. On January 13 the Yale Club of France took a private tour of the Al Thani Collection exhibition at l’Hôtel de la Marine. Emilie Foyer (YC '13), Assistant Curator of the collection led the tour.
  • January 13 The Al Thani Collection at the Hôtel de la Marine: On January 13 the Yale Club of France took a private tour of the Al Thani Collection exhibition at l’Hôtel de la Marine. Emilie Foyer (YC '13), Assistant Curator of the collection led the tour.
    The Al Thani Collection brings together exceptional works of art from antiquity to modern times, representing a wide range of cultures and civilisations. The approximately 120 works in the opening exhibition, called “Treasures of the Al Thani Collection,” span more than 5,000 years, from the simplicity of a gold pendant — identified as one of the earliest known examples of goldsmithing, dating at least to 3,500 B.C. and possibly earlier — to a large and ornate Mughal decorative bird in gold, lacquer, rubies and emeralds.
    We had a wonderful time at the event. Special thanks to Emilie Foyer for treating us to an excellent tour of the impressive exhibition.
  • January 13 Book Club - Demian: On January 13 we had our fifth Yale Club of France Book Club session. We discussed "Demian" by Hermann Hesse. We had a rich discussion of this book!


Calendar Year 2021
Last updated: 02 February 2021
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